Education

 2010 student performance.

 Fall 2013 student performance.

Laptop performance, fall 2013.

Individual Classes

Those interested to learn more about music and sonic arts may enroll in individual BC-CCM (and related) classes and ensembles or enroll and obtain a degree.  

In spring 2014, 34 new master's-level courses were added to the BC-CCM offerings, likely to begin appearing during Spring 2015, in rotation.  For full list of courses, please see below.  New degrees related to these courses have been proposed.  Prospective students should email Professor Doug Geers.

 Current BC-CCM courses include:

  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Audio Recording Techniques
  • Electroacoustic Music 1
  • Electroacoustic Music 2
  • Building Electronic Music Instruments
  • Computer-Assisted Composition
  • Electroacoustic Music Ensemble
  • Computer Music 1
  • Computer Music 2
  • History of Sound Art

In the spring 2015 semester, courses offered will be:

  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Electroacoustic Music 2
  • Electroacoustic Music Ensemble
  • Computer Music 2
  • History of Sound Art

The PIMA program offers related courses of interest. More information is available on the PIMA website.

Undergraduate Minor in Music Technology

Undergraduate students at Brooklyn College may earn a minor in music technology by completing 12 credits of approved course work. For more information, please contact Professor Doug Cohen.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degree and Master's Degree in Music Composition

Interested composers may enroll as a composition major at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and focus their creative work on electronic/electroacoustic music while taking advantage of the additional opportunities of the Composition Department. Please contact CCM Director Doug Geers for more information.

M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA)

This is a graduate program for the creation of interdisciplinary, live performance works. PIMA is a collaborative venture in partnership with the departments of Art, Theater, Computer and Information Science, and Television and Radio, and the Conservatory of Music. Please contact PIMA Director Helen Richardson for more information.

Ph.D. in Music Composition (via CUNY Graduate Center)

Interested students may admit to the Ph.D. or D.M.A. composition program of the CUNY Graduate Center and become active participants at the BC-CCM. Please contact CCM Director Doug Geers for more information.

34 New Courses and Planned Graduate Programs

Although proposed degrees are still in the approval process and thus cannot be described online, we are permitted to acknowledge that 34 new courses were approved in Spring 2014 and will be offered in rotation beginning in Fall 2015.  The new courses are:

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Music 

Computer-Assisted Composition 

Interactive Computer Music 

Advanced Interactive Computer Music 

History of Electronic & Computer Music 

History of Sound Art 

History of Popular Music and Technology 

History & Analysis of Cinema Scores

Analysis of Electroacoustic Music 

Music Business for Composers 

Techniques for Recording Music/Audio Engineering 

Advanced Audio Recording and Engineering 

Sequencing/Sampling 

Sound Design I 

Sound Design II 

Conducting for Recording Sessions

Orchestration for Cinema I 

Orchestration for Cinema II 

Scoring for Motion Pictures & New Media

Scoring Composition Seminar 

Musicianship for Sound Artists 

Seminar in Sonic Arts 

Special Topics in Sonic Arts 

Sonic Arts Capstone Seminar 

Music Production Workshop I 

Music Production Workshop II 

Private Scoring Lessons I 

Private Scoring Lessons II 

Media Scoring Capstone I 

Media Scoring Capstone II 

Sonic Arts Composition I 

Sonic Arts Composition II 

Sonic Arts Composition III 

Sonic Arts Composition IV 

More Information

If none of these choices seem to fit you, please contact CCM Director Doug Geers for futher information.